New Zealand is a country that has beautiful natural scenery, lush forests, amazing wildlife life, delicious food and wine, all of which will make its visitors spellbound. The youngest country in the world that has a diversity of scenery, culture and art are very close to each other.
Located in the heart of the volcanic North Island Lake Taupo region is where the presence of the largest freshwater lake in New Zealand, geothermal area is amazing and the famous Huka waterfall.
- A volcanic crater area of Singapore, Lake Taupo was formed from the devastating volcanic eruption in 181 AD. With an area of 616 square km, Taupo is the largest freshwater lake in Australasia with water so clear that there are billions of freshwater fish that live there.
There are 47 rivers and streams empty into Lake Taupo and the only one there flow out, namely the Waikato River, the longest river in New Zealand. Taupo town is located right on the edge of the lake, with hotels offering spectacular volcanic peaks snow-capped mountains in Tongariro National Park. Most Taupo accommodation package is equipped with a natural spa in the hot pool.
- From Auckland, takes 4 hours 40 minutes heading to Taupo by car, or 45 minutes via the air or 5 hours and 25 minutes by train.
Visitors come to Lake Taupo to enjoy the scenery and challenging activities, along with the friendliness of the local culture. Communities on the edge of the lake was turned on by places to eat, drink and party. And in winter, try skiing at Mount Ruapehu until satisfied.
- Geothermal activity in Lake Taupo includes geysers, steaming craters, boiling mud pools, and some of the largest silica terraces in the world. Volcanic activity for thousands of years has formed a boiling crater, fumaroles and steam flood. Maori Mythology very connected to the specific features of geothermal energy in this region.
Explore an active geothermal area with mud pools, craters and steam flood. Do not forget to also soak in natural hot spring pools.
- If you drive around the highway ‘Volcanic Loop’ famous, you can see Mount Ruapehu, Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe.
Here you can recognize extraordinary history of the volcano that formed Lake Taupo and visit silica terraces that rivals the legend of the Pink and White Terraces which is often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world.
In winter, you can try skiing in active volcanoes. Mount Ruapehu is the presence of Turoa and Whakapapa ski field, the largest in New Zealand.
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- Challenge yourself with reckless game, jumping from the edge of the cliff above the river Waikato. Parachuting in pairs to enjoy views of Lake Taupo from above. Mountain biking through steep terrain, wild bushes (use the map to find the best field).
- Runway your adrenaline with 4×4 quad motorcycle, off-road motor biking, treking with horse, race car replica racing, rock climbing or mountain boarding mountain boarding at the first location in New Zealand.
You can enjoy the river with activities such as trying to jet boating, rafting, adventure by kayak or canoe. If you want to wet-basahan, no events on lakes such as windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing, water skiing, wakeboarding and kayaking can be tested.
Huka waterfalls (Huka Falls) is the natural attraction of the most visited in New Zealand. Here you can take fantastic photos. Approximately 220 thousand liters of water falling from the cliffs every second. This waterfall is located in Wairakei Park, just 5 minutes drive north of Lake Taupo, or half-hour walk through the river bank. You can see this waterfall from several points.
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- Trout fishing should be a priority of your activities. This area is one of the natural breeding centers trout remaining in the world.
There are rainbow trout or brown trout you can catch from Lake Taupo, or with a local guide you could try fly fishing on the Tongariro River. And there are many restaurants in there who are willing to cook your catch. Fishing activity can be done throughout the year here.
Try to ride a boat or kayak to explore the coves and secluded beaches. Also visit the Maori carvings on the rocks at Mine Bay which is only accessible only by waterways.
- Enjoy views of Tongariro National Park from the air using a helicopter or seaplane.
Here too there are six golf courses that can help you train your swing acuity. Relieve stress with a soak in geothermal pools.
You can also walk along the wild bush or visit the botanical garden. Previously, make sure you make a list of visits to private gardens open to visitors.
Taste also dine at one of the many restaurants in there or a unique, feel the shrimp from a farm geothermal. Take a map, then follow the trail of art and craft, or a walk in the fashion shops in the city.
New Zealand has four seasons: autumn (March to May), winter (June to August), spring (September to November), summer (December to February).